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One year ago, Isabelle Drake's life changed forever: her toddler son, Mason, was taken out of his crib in the middle of the night. Isabelle's entire existence now revolves around finding him, but she knows she can't go on this way forever. In an interview with a true-crime podcaster, his incessant questioning paired with her severe insomnia has brought up uncomfortable memories from her own childhood, making Isabelle start to doubt her recollection of the night of Mason's disappearance, as well as second-guess who she can trust - including herself. Author of "A Flicker in the Dark." Print run 250,000.
When Alice receives a call about an unexpected windfall, she's stunned to learn the gift is a falling-apart-at-the-seams old Wild West B&B she once considered home - and she's inherited it along with former friends. According to the will, they must renovate and be partners in the inn for one year or else lose their inheritance. Stuck together, they make a list of rules to keep the peace - rules that end up doing the opposite, but by some miracle they find what they didn't even know they were looking for - acceptance, true friendship, and in a case (or two), true love. Print run 30,000.
Buck Technologies, a private data integration company whose clients include the CIA and virtually every counter-terrorism organization in the Western World. When Buck comes under investigation by the Justice Department, Patrick Battle, Buck's golden boy, is kidnapped with the ransom demand for "Code 6" - the most secret and potentially dangerous technology the company has ever developed. Kate Gamble's fight to bring Patrick home safely reveals a conspiracy and cover up that may implicate one of the most powerful executives in the tech industry. Print run 40,000.
As a waterweaver, Nehal can move and shape any water to her will. Nehal's new spouse, Nico, is in love with another woman. Giorgina has her own secret, she is an earthweaver with dangerously uncontrollable powers. They live very different lives, yet Nehal and Giorgina have more in common than they think. As tensions are rising with a neighbouring nation that desires an end to weaving and weavers, Nehal and Giorgina fight for their rights, the threat of war looms in the background, and the two women find themselves struggling to earn - and keep - a lasting freedom. Print run 50,000.
June 1994. Twenty-year-old Daniele wakes up in a hospital room, confused and surrounded by strangers. To his horror, Daniele learns from the doctors that he's been sentenced to a week of mandatory treatment in a psychiatric ward. Writing with lucid realism and stunning emotional force, and drawing from his own personal experience of mental illness, Mencarelli chronicles Daniele's seven days in the hospital as he struggles to find a way out of the darkness. Along with his fellow patients, they will realize the hidden strength and value of their common fragility and of the boundless empathy they feel towards others.
At a busy festival site on a warm spring night, a baby lies alone in her stroller, her mother vanishing into the crowds. A year on, Kim Gillespie's absence casts a long shadow as her friends and loved ones gather to welcome a new addition to the family. Joining the celebrations is federal investigator Aaron Falk - who begins to suspect this tight-knit group may be more fractured than it seems. Between Falk's closest friend, a missing mother, and a woman he's drawn to, dark questions linger as long-ago truths begin to emerge. Print run 250,000.
After Finlay Donovan and her nanny/partner-in-crime Vero accidentally destroyed a luxury car that they may have "borrowed" in the process of saving the life of Finlay's ex-husband, the Russian mob got her out of debt. But now Finlay owes them. Mob boss Feliks has a task for Finlay: find a contract killer before the cops do. Problem is, the killer might be an officer. Finlay and Vero have the perfect cover-up to sleuth out the real criminal and free themselves from the mob's clutches - all the while dodging spies, confronting Vero's past, and juggling the daily trials of parenthood. Print run 150,000.
Mike Gannon always wanted to go to Alaska. That's why when a bucket-list grizzly bear trip to the Klondike comes up, he's on it with both feet. But as he arrives up in the northern wilds, he discovers other hunters are there. And they're not looking for grizzly. Soon Mike finds himself alone and captured on a corporate plane heading southbound for an incredibly lethal encounter that is about to blow his mind before it tries to blow him away. Print run 50,000.
After a childhood filled with poverty and neglect, Beyah Grim finally has her hard-earned ticket out of Kentucky with a full ride to Penn State. But an unexpected death leaves her homeless and forced to spend the remainder of her summer in Texas. Devastated and anxious for the summer to go by quickly, Beyah has no time or patience for Samson, the wealthy, brooding guy next door. But with their upcoming futures sending them to opposite ends of the country, the two decide to maintain only a casual summer fling. Too bad neither has any idea that a rip current is about to drag both their hearts out to sea. Print run 600,000.
After seven years of trying - and failing - to conceive, Katherine finally gives birth to Rose, her IVF miracle child. But she's afraid that Rose may not be her daughter; her pale skin doesn't match Katherine's own. Tess never got her happy ending as her daughter, Hanna, was stillborn. Ten months later, Katherine and Tess get a call from the fertility clinic that reveals shocking news: the two women's eggs were switched. It will take a custody battle to decide who deserves to be Rose's mother, a battle that will push both women to the brink. Author of "Before I Knew You." Hometown: Toronto, ON. Print run 20,000.
Katie lives alone in a fortress like stone house on Jacob's Ladder island. The neighbouring island of Ringrock houses a secret: a government research facility. And now two agents have arrived on Jacob's Ladder in search of someone - or something - they refuse to identify. Although an air of menace hangs over these men, an infinitely greater threat has arrived, one so strange even the island animals are in a state of high alarm. As Katie struggles across a dark and eerie landscape, against her is an omnipresent terror that could bring about the end of the world. Print run 250,000.
The Wolfs, the most powerful family in California, have a new head - thirty-six-year-old former high school teacher Jenny Wolf. That means Jenny now runs the prestigious San Francisco Tribune. She also controls the legendary pro football team, the Wolves. And she hopes to solve her father's murder. Print run 400,000.
Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee.
India, 1947. In a rural village in Bengal live three sisters, daughters of a well-respected doctor. Theirs is a home of love and safety, a refuge from the violent events taking shape in the nation. Then their father is killed during a riot, and even their neighbours turn against them. When the partition of India is officially decided, the sisters find themselves separated from one another, each on different paths. The sisters are caught in events beyond their control, their unbreakable bond, and their incredible struggle against powerful odds. Author of "The Last Queen." Print run 50,000.
A young girl discovers an infinite variety of worlds in this standalone tale in the Wayward Children series. Welcome to the Shop Where the Lost Things Go. Antoinette has lost her father. Metaphorically. He's not in the shop, and she'll never see him again. But when Antsy finds herself lost (literally, this time), she discovers that however many doors open for her, leaving the Shop for good might not be as simple as it sounds. Print run 65,000.
It's 1941, and the Mitford household is splintered by the vicissitudes of war. To bring the clan together, Deborah invites them to Chatsworth for Christmas, as well as old family friend Louisa Cannon, a private detective. One night, a psychic arrives to liven things up with a se??ance. But entertainment turns to dark mystery as the psychic reveals that a maid was murdered in this very same house - and she can prove it. Louisa steps forward to try to solve the cold case. But with a house full of people who want nothing more than to bury their secrets, will she be able to unmask the murderer? Print run 50,000.
It's 1957, Alice Young steps off the bus into the all-Black town of New Jessup, Alabama, where residents have largely rejected integration as the means for Black social advancement. In this place, Alice falls in love with Raymond Campbell, whose clandestine organizing activities challenge New Jessup's longstanding status quo and could lead to the young couple's expulsion. Alice must find a way to balance her undying support for his underground work with her desire to protect New Jessup from the rising pressure of upheaval from inside, and outside, their side of town. Print run 40,000.
Summer of 1894. John and Henry, collaborating on a book, both live in London with their wives, Catherine and Edith, and in each marriage there is a third party: John has a lover named Frank, and Edith spends time with her friend, Angelica. Shortly before their book is to be published - arguing that what they call "inversion," or homosexuality, is a natural, harmless variation of human sexuality - Oscar Wilde is arrested. John and Henry must decide whether to go on, risking social ostracism and imprisonment, or to give up the project for their own safety and the safety of the people they love. Print run 125,000.
Correa, Armando Lucas.
Berlin, 1931: Ally Keller is alone and scared when she gives birth to a mixed-race daughter she names Lilith. Havana, 1958: as the flames of revolution ignite, Lilith and her newborn daughter, Nadine, find themselves at a terrifying crossroads. Berlin, 1988: as a scientist, Nadine is dedicated to ensuring the dignity of the remains of all those who were murdered by the Nazis. It will fall on her daughter to come to terms with a shocking betrayal that changes everything she thought she knew about her family's past. Author of "The Daughter's Tale." Print run 150,000.
Peyton, Tracey Rose.
On a struggling Texas plantation, the Lucys - as they call the plantation owners, after Lucifer himself - have decided to turn around the farm's bleak financial prospects by making the women bear children. They have hired a "stockman" to impregnate them. But six enslaved women are determined to protect themselves by when a doctoring woman has brought a sack of cotton root clippings that can stave off children when chewed daily. Should their plan be discovered, the consequences will be severe. Print run 75,000.
The master of the Providence plantation in Barbados announces the king has decreed an end to slavery. The cries of joy fall silent when he announces that they are no longer his slaves but are now his apprentices. No one can leave. They must work for him for another six years. Freedom is just another name for the life they have always lived. So Rachel runs and begins a desperate search to find her children who survived birth and were sold. Rachel is driven on by the certainty that a mother cannot be truly free without knowing what has become of her children, even if the answer is more than she can bear. Print run 75,000.
It is winter, north of the Arctic Circle. This is Sa??pmi, land of the Sa??mi, Scandinavia's Indigenous people. Nine-year-old Elsa is the daughter of Sa??mi reindeer herders. After witnessing the slaughter of her beloved reindeer, fearing for her own life and for the lives of her family members, she remains silent. Ten years pass when Elsa becomes the target of the man who killed her reindeer calf. The guilt, fear, and anger she's been carrying since childhood come crashing over her, leading to a final catastrophic confrontation. Print run 25,000.